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Thunder Vs. Heat, NBA Finals 2012 Game 5: Miami Continues Hot Shooting, Leads By 10 At Half

The Miami Heat lead the Oklahoma City Thunder 59-49 after one half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Heat continued their hot-shooting from behind the arc in the second quarter, extending their lead. Miami lead by as much as 17 points in the second quarter as they poured in on from inside and outside. Mike Miller hit two more three-pointers and finished the half four for four from long range, contributing 12 points off the bench. Miami is shooting better than 50 percent from behind the arc and from the field.

LeBron James led the Heat with 15 points. The MVP did most of his work in the paint, opting to take it right to rim as opposed to settling for jump shots. That's been his approach throughout the Finals and it continues to work in Game 5 as the Heat go for their fourth straight and title-clinching win. James also added five assists and five boards in the first half. Chris Bosh is also four of six from the floor and added 10 points on the interior.

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